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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2013, 06:53:48 PM »
I have a 08 Titan with the 5.6 I only get around 11-12 mpg


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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2013, 07:06:50 PM »
I'm not getting a diesel, unless I could find a late 90s 5.9 cummins/crew cab...which doesn't exist.   The only reason I want the 3/4 ton is because I want a 4L80 trans....4L60s are for minivans, not trucks.  I suppose if I could find a 5.3/4L80 1/2 ton I'd be stoked....to bad those don't exist.

The truck I'm looking at has 170K on it and I can get it for $5.

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2013, 07:48:07 PM »
why not get an older one that has a 350 or a 400 trans. and 4l60 was used in all 1/2 ton trucks and suvs . its a 350
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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2013, 08:44:25 PM »
I'm not getting a diesel, unless I could find a late 90s 5.9 cummins/crew cab...which doesn't exist.   The only reason I want the 3/4 ton is because I want a 4L80 trans....4L60s are for minivans, not trucks.  I suppose if I could find a 5.3/4L80 1/2 ton I'd be stoked....to bad those don't exist.

The truck I'm looking at has 170K on it and I can get it for $5.

chevy actually made a 1500hd it has a 6.0 and a 4L80 trans and u save a lil money on weight on reg. made from 03 to 05/06 I think


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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2013, 08:51:12 PM »
I'm not getting a diesel, unless I could find a late 90s 5.9 cummins/crew cab...which doesn't exist.   The only reason I want the 3/4 ton is because I want a 4L80 trans....4L60s are for minivans, not trucks.  I suppose if I could find a 5.3/4L80 1/2 ton I'd be stoked....to bad those don't exist.

The truck I'm looking at has 170K on it and I can get it for $5.


5g is smoking deal. I'd jump on that be washing it up in the driveway tomorrow lol


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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2013, 10:35:49 PM »
Gmc or Chevy the best fuck the rest

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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2013, 11:53:29 PM »
I'm not getting a diesel, unless I could find a late 90s 5.9 cummins/crew cab...which doesn't exist.   The only reason I want the 3/4 ton is because I want a 4L80 trans....4L60s are for minivans, not trucks.  I suppose if I could find a 5.3/4L80 1/2 ton I'd be stoked....to bad those don't exist.

The truck I'm looking at has 170K on it and I can get it for $5.
Newer than what you're looking for, my 2011 5.3/6L80 gives high 19 mpg unloaded on freeway to Vegas and back. 15-16 pulling my 21 footer to Laughlin and back. She just pulled a 7k lb+ enclosed trailer from CA, over the Mississippi and through the Smokey mountains to NC and got 13 mpg. There were three hours between Amarillo and Oklahoma City of which the truck would not go faster than 40mph due to severe headwind. I was runnin 75mph when the gettin was good any other time. The two extra gears and the 80 series trans are what sold me on the truck. You can see the weight on the truck, that's with the roll away boxes to the rear of the trailer axles.
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« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2013, 09:20:55 PM »
I'm averaging 18 in my '12 dodge hemi crew. Your buddies must drive like assholes. I cruise 80 on the freeway and easy starts and stops on the lights.
Pat my pops has the 6 liter in an 05 crew with a little lift and tires and averages 16-18. My 4 runner used to drink the gas on the way to the river. I'd fill up in Carlsbad. 1/2 a tank top off at dillon road and get to the river with 1/4 tank. With the dodge I can fill up, and have 1/2 a tank when I get to big river
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« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2013, 11:37:12 PM »
why not get an older one that has a 350 or a 400 trans. and 4l60 was used in all 1/2 ton trucks and suvs . its a 350

The 4l60 is based off the 700r4 and ive never had a prob with mine im my 93 that had an alum head small block makin decent power and me driving it pullin my boat at 90 or so i have a 94 one ton now with the 4l80 and really the only difference i see is the 4l80 is heavier and built to handle more torque and alot of heavy towing if ur just towing a boat under 20 ft the 4l60 will be fine i towed a 70's caddie and about 1k pounds a couple times sittin on bump stops and still never had a prob with the trans

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2013, 08:08:38 PM »
We have a 2011 3/4 ton GMC Yukon XL  (Suburban) 6.0l and get 13-15  on the hwy and 9-11 towing my 7000 pound jeep and trailer in the hills. 

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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2013, 10:01:15 PM »
I'm averaging 18 in my '12 dodge hemi crew. Your buddies must drive like assholes. I cruise 80 on the freeway and easy starts and stops on the lights.
Pat my pops has the 6 liter in an 05 crew with a little lift and tires and averages 16-18. My 4 runner used to drink the gas on the way to the river. I'd fill up in Carlsbad. 1/2 a tank top off at dillon road and get to the river with 1/4 tank. With the dodge I can fill up, and have 1/2 a tank when I get to big river

Kevin how many miles on your truck.Mine has only 3300 on it and I'm only averaging 13 ,similar driving style.I've heard they improve as they get some miles ,I hope mine does
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« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2013, 04:42:51 AM »
Gord, when I first got it I was getting 12-15 as my foot was in it as I'd yell HEMIII!!! In a joe dirt sounding voice. I'm really easy on the gas pedal. This truck is the first truck I've ever had that you can actually feel the computer re calibrate for driving style. If I drive like an asshole for a bit, the next time I touch the gas pedal it's very sensitive and almost does a burn out. I've got 17.000 on it now and spend most of the time in Eco mode. It's 2wd as well.

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« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2015, 09:57:05 PM »
Review, back from the dead.   LS motors are junk.   I've seen 12 mpg at best, around town, very easy, I can squeek 8.5-9 mpg, and it tows like shit...no torque under 4000 Rpms.  I want my old iron headed truck back.

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« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2015, 04:55:17 AM »
Review, back from the dead.   LS motors are junk.   I've seen 12 mpg at best, around town, very easy, I can squeek 8.5-9 mpg, and it tows like shit...no torque under 4000 Rpms.  I want my old iron headed truck back.

They definitely aren't junk but I don't think they're the best platform for a truck that tows. I have almost 240k on my lq4 and stock 4l80e and they're both doing great. It's had a heavy rack and loaded tool box on it since day one. Mileage isn't the greatest, I get about 13, but I won't complain for what it is.

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« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2015, 04:52:48 PM »
I had an 01 6.0 2500 chevy that was lifted, and it was cool and all, but full load over the grape vine ore any decent grade is a slow go in a gas jobber. Especially if they are lifted then they loose even more power. Get a diesel any diesel, You want to be the guy going 75 out of Indio not 40mph. My 04 duramax gets 20 mpg consistently, and my 83gmc cummins gets 15mpg. Gas motors are for jet boats, Diesels are for trucks.
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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2015, 05:20:11 PM »
X2
490K+ on my 7.3, and its not a smallblock  >:D

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I cant afford NOT to...

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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2015, 07:39:39 PM »
The best solution would be to not tow at 80 mph.  Duh.   For what your ticket is gonna cost you could fill your tank several times.
If you have a blow out you may be spending substantially more than that.  If the drive is 300 miles the difference between 60 mph average and 75 is one hour.  If the drive is 200 miles the difference is about 40 minutes.


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« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2015, 07:56:45 PM »
80, this POS won't pull itself up the grade out of Indio without unlocking the converter and dropping into 3rd.   My iron head 5.7 would drag the boat up the grade at 65 locked up.   I get 9mpg in this pile....unloaded.   I'm over it.   

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« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2015, 06:03:35 AM »
80, this POS won't pull itself up the grade out of Indio without unlocking the converter and dropping into 3rd.   My iron head 5.7 would drag the boat up the grade at 65 locked up.   I get 9mpg in this pile....unloaded.   I'm over it.

You should sell it and get an old iron headed POS.

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